Worth It

Some years ago, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright celebrated the mass death of half a million Iraqi childen in the embargo on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. She gloated and reveled in her role as a mass murderer in a way that the greatest mass murderers of the 20th century, the marxists Josef Stalin and Mao Tsetung, […]

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Google Translate Lies

“The translator is a liar.” — Medieval Italian proverb. Of course we all know that Google is constantly falsifying its ephemeral search results. For example, its autocorrection/autocomplete turns the search “Clinton Crimes” into “Clinton Cares”, while “Trump Cares” becomes “Trump Crime” Searches give improbable and unreproducible results. A few days ago after a crazy editorial […]

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Your Genes Belong To Us

[Summary] Table: “Drugmakers Mine DNA Troves For Research: Selected Genetic Databases and Their Industry Partners”, in Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2019. p. B1. 23andMe (8 million individuals): Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline. deCODE Genetics (owned by Amgen) (1.6 million individuals): Amgen. UK Biobank (0.5 million individuals): AbbVie, Alnylam, AstraZeneca, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Regeneron, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. […]

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Britain’s Role in WWI Famine That Killed Millions of Iranians.

Britain’s Role in WWI Famine That Killed Millions of Iranians. Press TV (Tehran), January 17, 2019. The deadly famine in Iran, which was caused by the British presence in the country during World War I, is ignored by almost all recent history books. Dr. Mohammad Gholi Majd’s “The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia 1917-1919” […]

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Seattle Urban Model

At a recent small gathering to commemmorate the death of another homeless woman in the downtown, Starbucks was praised for donating a single, miserable container of hot coffee to the gathering. Very Seattle. Appearance and pretense over substance. Table: “Homeless Deaths Rise Once More In King County (including Seattle): 2012-2018”, in Seattle Times, January 9, […]

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